|822||OUR DAILY WORK||Genesis 2, 3, Exodus 20, Ecclesiastes 5, 9, 2 Thessalonians 3, 1 Timothy 5, and Romans 12, NIV|
The Lord God took the man|
and put him in the Garden of Eden
to work it and take care of it.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work.
"By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food."
The sleep of a laborer is sweet,
whether he eats little or much.
Whatever your hand finds to do,
do it with all your might.
We gave you this rule:
"If a man will not work,
he shall not eat."
If anyone does not provide for his relatives,
and especially for his immediate family,
he has denied the faith and
is worse than an unbeliever.
Never be lacking in zeal,
but keep your spiritual fervor,
serving the Lord.